Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Nock Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology, at Harvard University is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to coordinate and administer studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adolescents and adults presenting to the emergency room or the psychiatric inpatient unit.
The RA will enroll participants in research studies in multiple locations, including Massachusetts General Hospital clinical units. The RA will participate in all phases of the research process, including: (1) recruiting, consenting, and enrolling participants; (2) following up with participants and conducting risk assessments and referrals as needed; (3) collaborating and communicating with the Franciscan Children's Hospital RC to ensure synchronicity in data collection and management procedures across sites.
This is a grant-funded term position starting on or around March 1, 2021 (or as soon as possible) and extending through approximately February 28, 2023. Renewal of this position is contingent upon continued grant funding.
The Department of Psychology sits within the Division of Social Science, which is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. Respect and fairness, kindness and collegiality, and trust and transparency are among the values we espouse and promote in our workplace culture. We work hard to ensure a healthy, inclusive and positive environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard's mission.
We regret that we are unable to sponsor visas for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
One year experience in psychology or related field required.
A Bachelor's degree in psychology (or related field) and previous clinical psychological research experience (especially with clinical subjects) is strongly preferred. The RA must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also function well as part of a team. Writing, computer skills (e.g., proficiency with programming and smartphone applications), and supervisory experience are highly desirable. Prior experience working with clinically severe/suicidal patients strongly preferred.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53341BR
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